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Old 11-15-2000, 04:05 PM   #1
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i have installed redhat v7.0 .i have an internal modem -the brand is - "conexant softk56 data,fax,speakerphone modem".the problem is that linux is not detecting my modem.what should i do?i'm a newbie.
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What you have there is a winmodem, which was meant to be used in windows only. Very recently Linux drivers started popping up for winmodems. To see if yours is supported visit Last time I looked I know had a conexant kernel module, but you would have to look to see if your model is supported.
Old 11-16-2000, 06:17 AM   #3
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vixy27, have a look at the thread called 'Internal Modem -am I doomed?' in the newbie section. Te problems there are many and it may help you. If you cannot find the driver you need for your modem then you very stuck, until one is written. However, if you can find one then downbload it and read the the Linmodem Howto at

You need to read it throughly to understand what is involved. If you need more help then post again.

I have just searched the page with all the modems listed, and it doesn't look good. Only one search for conexant produced a ?? by the side. All the rest said winmodem. However, if you can get driver it may be possible.

[Edited by CragStar on 11-16-2000 at 06:24 AM]


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